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Noun: butterfly pea
  1. Vine of tropical Asia having pinnate leaves and bright blue flowers with yellow centres
    - blue pea, Clitoria turnatea
  2. Large-flowered wild twining vine of southeastern and central United States having pale blue flowers
    - Clitoria mariana
  3. Large-flowered weakly twining or prostrate vine of New Jersey to tropical eastern North America, sometimes cultivated for its purple and white flowers
    - Centrosema virginianum

Derived forms: butterfly peas

Type of: vine

Part of: Centrosema, Clitoria, genus Centrosema, genus Clitoria

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